They've got 37 rooms each uniquely decorated by local designers. If you want a true Canadian experience, opt for the Canadiana Room, where you'll appreciate details such as the maple leaf motif in the dresser drawers and Canadian authored books in the bookshelf unit.
We found the bed quite comfy. In the closet you'll find real hangers and in the bathroom you'll find nice handmade soaps from nearby Prince Edward County. There's a corkscrew provided in the room, but no wine glasses (just regular glasses). There's a flatscreen TV for your viewing pleasure. And earplugs are provided. This comes in handy, considering several rooms overlook the often noisy-until-the-wee-hours, bustling Queen Street West.
There's a charming, old elevator that can take you up to the fourth floor, but you may get impatient waiting for it and opt for the stairs.
Friendly and helpful concierge. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out at noon. $10 parking fee at the nearby grocery store just north of the hotel seems like an afterthought. They offer free wireless internet, but no available outlet for plugging in laptop. I had to unplug the TV to make an outlet available. There was a big dirty streak on the wall under one of the paintings in the room. The shower was not hot enough at full heat when I showered late in the morning before checking out.
Don't expect much in the way of an intimate dining experience in The Ballroom Cafe. Service is attentive, but the dining room itself has more of a bustling bar kind of feel. The food, with a focus on local, fair trade and organic ingredients, is scrumptious.
Who stays here? Locals who get drunk and hook up after singing karaoke at The Melody Bar; hipster out-of-towners wanting to look the part of the Queen Street West arts scene; and celebrities who want to remain anonymous. "We treat celebrities like regular people and we treat regular people like celebrities."
THE CULT TRADITION IS BACK......AGAIN!
Who is destined to dominate?
Which of these big shots will leave you breathless?
BEACH WEAR // TALENT // FORMAL WEAR
WINNER GETS $500 CASH
Hosted by Keith Cole
The New Matriarcy http://abalsys.wixsite.com/amandab
CoCo La Creme
DJ's: Sigourney Beaver & Joe Blow
$10 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
All proceeds donated to support LGBTQ refugees
We rebirth The Alley experience presented by Omit Limitation to raise funds to Reinstall Blank Canvas Gallery. This one night event features over 15+ music performances, a special spoken word, "Dead Poet" edition and an exhibition from Oluseye known for his "Room Full Of Black Boys (2016)" exhibit. Come Early To Join The Open Mic Slot!
M.I. Blue https://soundcloud.com/mi-blue
Just John https://soundcloud.com/justjohnsound
Ty Senoj https://soundcloud.com/tysenoj
Haviah Mighty https://soundcloud.com/haviahmighty
Clarke Maple https://soundcloud.com/clarkemaple/sauced-up
Mez Mariye https://soundcloud.com/mezmariye
Hosted by: Just John x Stixx
Doors: 7:00pm | Open Mic 8:00pm | Show: 9:00pm |19+
$12 Advance | $15 At The Door | $20 after 11pm
Find out how you can stand with us get involved:
What's it all about?
Teaching techniques and methods passed down to me by master teachers of Vogue and central African dance, and what I’ve learned from years of go-go dancing in the nightclubs of London, NYC and Amsterdam are at the core of this class. Dancefloor 101: Elements of Posture and Play is about learning a few basic principals about moving on a dancefloor in a recreational context. Geared towards non-professionals the workshop will include a warm up and various exercises that focus on posture rhythm and having fun. My approach is a balance between a practice of disseminating information versus providing a context for workshop participants to share and polish their own skills and interests as movers.
Who will be teaching?
Self-defined as “a Post-trash, Neo-Queer, Transdisciplinary artist” Montréal based George Stamos is known for creating performance that is physically dynamic and thought provoking. Over the past fifteen years he has generated work regularly in Montréal and toured across the globe with his creations, and as a dancer with other prominent contemporary choreographers. In his formative years Stamos was a go-go dancer in Toronto, London, Amsterdam and NYC. Articles and reviews written by Stamos have been published online and in print by Canada’s leading dance magazine The Dance Current since 2013.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing and whatever shoes you'd wear to a bar or nightclub! Bring a water bottle.
Explore the diverse and delicious cuisine of the Philippines, no plates or cutlery needed. Kamayan is a Filipino tradition of "hand-to-mouth" communal dining. Our chef de cuisine Rudy Boquilla will be preparing a mouth-watering selection of food served before your eyes ontop of lush banana leaves. Vegetarian options will be available. To top it off, our bar will be mixing up an array of specialty cocktails featuring our sponsor San Miguel for you to sip on.
This dinner offers a one of a kind experience that promises to engage your senses and leave you licking your fingers. Kamayan Fiesta hopes to bring people closer to Filipino culture with an interactive feast that presents a unique style of dining alongside live performances by Filipino artists.
For a limited time we'll be offering a free San Miguel Pale Pilsen beer with the purchase of an early bird ticket, get 'em before they're gone!
Purchase your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kamayan-fiesta-tickets-32005083065
No refunds on ticket purches
Saturday, February 25
We rebirth The Alley experience presented by Omit Limitation to raise funds to Reinstall Blank Canvas Gallery.
This one night event features over 15 music performances, a special spoken word, "Dead Poet" edition and an exhibition from Oluseye known for his "Room Full Of Black Boys 2016" exhibit.
Come Early To Join The Open Mic Slot
Hosted by: Just John x Stixx
Doors: 7:00pm Open Mic 8:00pm Show: 9:00pm 19
$12 Advance $15 At The Door $20 after 11pm
Buy Online: https://www.universe.com/thealleygladstone
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. West
Find out how you can stand with us get involved:
Midi Onodera’s The Displaced View details the experience of three generations of Japanese Canadians, starting primarily with her grandmother’s Issei generation—the first large scale group of Japanese immigrants to Canada—through her mother’s Nisei generation and her own Sensei peers. Collaged from the oral histories of a number of women, the film tells the story of the difficulty of making a home in Canada—both in the hostility of internment during the War and the more generalized racism after and in the dispersion of historical traditions that dissolve across generations. A sensitive, subtle film designed as a vessel for cultural reflection, The Displaced View resonates anew as our country again contemplates how we will welcome our next potential citizens.
“I imagine that before WW II, many immigrants did not expect to be treated kindly by their adopted country. But for whatever reason they could not return to their place of birth and instead learned to live with intolerance and discrimination. Most people of my grandmother’s generation developed a strong sense of pride for their new homeland. But as the generations get further away from that first generation of New Canadians, we find it difficult to believe that life could have been worse in their birth country.”—Midi Onodera
Around Valentine's Day, there's a lot to debaete about. Should the grossly over-commercialized holiday be abolished? What's better–a Phil Collins sad song or love song? Is Love, Actually...all around?
Whether you're heartbroken and want to spread your pain around, or so in love you could just scream, duke it out at Debaete Club. Your host Eli Burnstein (of Spelling Bae infamy) will pit two teams of two against each other in the Melody Bar on topics ranging from the preposterous to the hilarious—old-school debate style.
Two rounds. Sign-up at 8. No expertise needed. (And if you just feel like watching, come, grab a beer, and watch the madness unfold.)
Was La La Land overhyped or just hyped enough? Wish that you too could float in the ocean with Mahershala Ali and Little forever? Did you sort of dig Hacksaw Ridge but will never forgive Mel Gibson on principle? Who the heck is Oscar anyway?!
Welcoming both Stream Queens and those still catching up on last years nominees to fuel up with a much needed dose of Hollywood escapism: come speculate and drink to these burning questions and more as we await the moments of truth together.
Oscars trivia ft. prizes by our fav hosts Kaleb Scotty: 6:30 8pm.
Red Carpet and Oscars viewing: 8pm 11pm.
Two households, both alike in dignity
at The Gladstone Hotel, where we lay our scene...
You are cordially invited to get your dance on!
Come and meet your Juliet. Fall in love with Romeo. Lip sync with Mercutio or have a good time all by your damn self! There are no rules at this Queer Dance Party!
Are you a Capulet? a Montague? Tybalt? Rosaline? Nurse? Be whoever or whatever you want to be at The Capulet Ball - just have a good time doing it.
Inspired by the epic soundtrack from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, it is sure to be a night to remember!
With extra special performances and more surprises TBA
Pleased to partner up with The Gladstone Hotel for this event!
We are back at the Gladstone again on March 21st for the third edition of the bunz flea! For those of you unfamiliar, this is a flea market where you can use both cash and trades to buy goods from vendors, or bring your items to participate in our open trading area!